With a quick nod to the fact that I have decided to write these blog posts on Tuesdays now instead of Mondays, let us jump right into this week's content.
In Hebrews 3, we looked at the work of the faithful servant Moses. That word faithful sticks out to me because I think it reflects two ways of seeing that word and both apply to Moses. First, is the way we would usually define it; faithful- being reliable and trustworthy to do what is assigned. In my Daily Devotional series, we have been in Exodus and Leviticus for a month or two now and the scriptures tell us that he was in fact faithful with what he was assigned by the Lord. The second way I am considering Moses as faithful is a play on the word itself... he is faith-full. Sure, in the beginning he has all sorts of apprehensions about beginning in the ministry that the Lord called him out to do. One could hardly blame him- 80 years old and told by a burning bush that he had to go interact with Pharoah and convince him to release all of his slave labor, the Israelites.
But as time goes on and Moses experiences more and more of the power and presence of God, the more we find him faith-full-y doing what the Lord directs him to do. Not that Moses was without fault, but certainly the case can be made that he was a man who was full of faith. He believed what the Lord had to say and that belief saw fruit in his life through his actions. And as I mentioned in my sermon, through Moses faith, the Israelites were blessed.
And on Sunday we saw how Christ was faithful Son over the house of faith and how that was better than the work of Moses who was a faithful servant in the house. Christ was faithful even to death on the cross and His sacrifice makes an atonement for you and I, making Him our High Priest. With our hope set on Him and the work He accomplished, may we seek to be faithful servants as well.
Is there anything in your life that you believe that the Lord is directing you to do, but you haven't done it yet? What can you do to turn belief into fruit-filled faith? Maybe that something seems too large to handle and that's why you haven't made the faithful leap just yet. Perhaps breaking it down into its component parts and taking it one step at a time would help. In other words, don't let the possibility of a problem at the end prevent you from beginning what the Lord has directed you to do. Taking strength in your hope and small victories, make progress in whatever it is this week, praising the Lord for all that He is able to accomplish through you.
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